Our sightings today: Five Humpback whales, Dall’s porpoises++ and one Harbour porpoise swimming amongst some of the Dall’s, Harbour seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, 16 Canada Geese in flight, Bald Eagles++, Belted Kingfishers and a Great Blue Heron.
The weather was unbelievable, warm and sunny and the sea calm and very blue! The many islands we passed by caught our attention from the beginning and the narrow passages we cruised through gifted us with a colourful underwater wonderland. The viewing of five Humpback whales was remarkable. Drifting in the current with our engines off, we were content to sit observing them from a distance while listening to their blows and other sounds from near and far including land and seabirds! The highlight today was our close encounter with a Humpback whale as we neared Weynton Passage on the way home. We were drifting in the current waiting for it to pass on its deep dive and were very surprised and excited when it suddenly surfaced nearby the boat and continued on its way. Breathtaking and beautiful, it was a grand finale to a fabulous tour!
Our sightings today included: Two Humpback whales, Dall’s porpoises, Harbour seals++, two Black-tailed deer, Rhinoceros Auklets, Bald Eagles, Belted Kingfishers and one Western Grebe.
Our guests enjoyed viewing two Humpback whales who surprised everyone when they surfaced on separate occasions nearby our boat as we sat drifting with our engines off in the flooding current. The whales, identified as Argonaut and Ojos Blancos (White Eyes) have been coming into the area to feed for a number of summer’s and it was an unexpected treat seeing them at close range today. The two deer that we observed grazing on a small island was an added bonus. It was a very exciting and memorable outing for our guests onboard our boat today..
The weather change from yesterday was a brilliant turnabout and so today, the flip side of this beautiful place on earth was just that, another shade of beauty showing even more of its true colours. It was magic in the making!
Today we enjoyed viewing two Humpback whales and a third whale was sighted a distance away. The whales were taking long dives and surfacing for a few breaths only before disappearing again on a deep dive. Other sightings included: Harbour seals, Dall’s porpoises feeding in the current, Rhinoceros auklets, Common murres, Bald eagles++ and several of their nests, Belted kingfishers, a Great Blue heron, a Black oyster catcher and two Ancient murrelets.
Travelling home via numerous narrow passages added greatly to the enjoyment of the tour and the sun shinning upon the kelp forests was wonderful to see!
What a time we had today even while it rained and the wind did blow. Our sightings included two Humpback whales, small groups of Dall’s porpoises and two Harbour porpoises. The whales were taking long dives and we observed them and the porpoises feeding in the flooding current. Other sightings: Stellar sea lions, California sea lions, Harbour seals hauled out and swimming, Rhinoceros auklets, Pigeon guillemots and Belted kingfishers.
It was sheer magic ~ we all enjoyed the Raincoast on display today!
Today’s sightings included: one Humpback Whale taking long dives, a Mink running along the beach, Harbour Seals, Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres and Common Loons.
Life at Seasmoke Whale Watching is very special!
It was our first day of 2017 on the water for Seasmoke Whale Watching Tours! What a wonderful day. We saw 3 Humpback whales, a group of Transient orcas and some Dall’s porpoises. We also saw Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots, Black Oyster Catchers, Bald Eagles, Harbour seals, and the raw natural beauty of Northern Vancouver Island.
Abundant beauty in our surroundings ~ Humpback Whales! We were delighted to see a mother and her calf headed west past Alert Bay at 3.30 p.m. this afternoon. How priceless and timely on Christmas Eve!